Pro Football HOF Gale Sayers Dies At 77


Published on September 24 2020 6:41 am
Last Updated on September 24 2020 6:42 am

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers, who was known not just for his play but his friendship with dying Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo, died Wednesday at 77.

Sayers’ stellar career, which included a National Football League record-tying six-touchdown game and 22 touchdowns as a rookie got him into the Hall even though it was cut short by knee injuries.

He played seven seasons, all with the Bears, and at age 34 in 1977 became the youngest player inducted into the Hall. His friendship with Piccolo was depicted in the film, ‘Brian’s Song.’


Chargers' Doctor Punctures Taylor's Lung

A Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured quarterback Tyrod Taylor's lung, leading him to miss last Sunday's game, according to media reports Wednesday.

Coach Anthony Lynn said Taylor is still not 100 percent yet and rookie Justin Herbert will start again on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The doctor reportedly punctured Taylor’s lung when he was trying to give him an injection in his ribs.


Thursday, September 24 Schedule (Time Central)

Miami at Jacksonville, 7:20 p.m. (NFL)


Sunday, September 27 Schedule (All Times Central)

Chicago at Atlanta, noon (FOX)

Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo, noon (FOX)

Washington at Cleveland, noon (FOX)

Tennessee at Minnesota, noon (CBS)

Las Vegas at New England, noon (CBS)

San Francisco at New York Giants, noon (FOX)

Cincinnati at Philadelphia, noon (CBS)

Houston at Pittsburgh, noon (CBS)

New York Jets at Indianapolis, 3:05 p.m. (CBS)

Carolina at Los Angeles Chargers, 3:05 p.m. (CBS)

Tampa Bay at Denver, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Detroit at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Dallas at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. (FOX)

Green Bay at New Orleans, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)


Monday, September 28 Schedule (Time Central)

Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)